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One Stroke Painting Technique – Painting a Rose with Acrylics

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:16:13 +0000

Watch April Numamoto, a Master One Stroke Certified Instructor, paint a beautiful rose project using the One Stroke painting technique. You will see the various strokes used for the rose petals, leaves and tendrils. April Numamoto is a Decorative Artist. She teaches acrylics, oils, glass etching, silk and fabric painting and woodworking.Master Elite Director. She […]

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Spontaneous Sketching – Interesting Approach to Drawing

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:21:35 +0000

Interesting approach to sketching called spontaneous sketching from artist Liron Yanconsky. Spontaneous sketching is similar to normal sketching, with one difference: You start at a random point of interest, and build the sketch from there…. Drawing Course for Beginners: https://drawanythingusee.com/educatio… Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lironyanil/ My books on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Liron-Yankonsky… Snapchat: LironYan3 *** Music Credits *** Fresh Start […]

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Free Watercolor Portrait Painting Workshop with Yong Chen

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:42:19 +0000

Watercolor portrait painting demonstration by artist and teacher Yong Chen. Join us today: https://www.patreon.com/yongchen This is a full watercolor portrait painting process. It was a watercolor portrait commission project of a city mayor. This watercolor painting was painted on an Arches Cold Press 140lb watercolor paper. The brand of the watercolor paints is Winsor & […]

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Tonal Drawing Demonstration with Mark Vazquez-Mackay

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:30:32 +0000

Visual artist, Mark Vazquez-Mackay presents a workshop on creating a tonal drawing with charcoal at the Alberta College of Art and Design. Mark instructs a number of courses at the college in the Department of Continuing Education: Drawing I & II, Self Portraiture, Oil Painting I, and Figure Painting. To learn more about ACAD’s continuing […]

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Easy Beginner Acrylic Painting Demo – Lavender Flowers

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:11:08 +0000

Here is a wonderful step by step acrylic painting demonstration done in real time by artist Angela Anderson. Very easy to follow instructions that will guide you in creating your own beautiful painting!  Enjoy! Visit Angela’s YouTube Channel Here Visit Her Website Here

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Painting Outside The Lines : A Positive Approach To Negative Painting

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 18:42:25 +0000

In this two part watercolor painting tutorial, artist Linda Kemp demonstrates her negative painting process. If you aren’t familiar with negative painting, it is essentially painting the space around objects as opposed to painting the object itself. I hope you find this demonstartion helpful. Follow this link to visit the artist’s website. Part 1 Part […]

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Beginner Oil Painting Lesson – Landscape Value Studies

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 18:52:40 +0000

In the following oil painting lesson, artist Dennis Tyson shares his process for creating value studies in preperation for a landscape painting. This is a great tutorial for anyone serious about learning the art of painting landscapes in oils. Enjoy! Visit Dennis’s YouTube channel here.

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Learn How to Easily Paint a Winter Landscape with Watercolor

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 19:01:30 +0000

Watch Matt, Virtual Instructor as he paints this simple winter watercolor landscape scene step by step. For a more detailed breakdown of this watercolor painting, please follow this link to reach The Virutal Instructor Website. Visit the Virtual Instructor YouTube page here.

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How to Paint Flowers in Watercolor for Beginners

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 19:42:34 +0000

Are you a beginner watercolor artist with an interest in painting beautiful flowers? If so, then you will definitely enjoy the following video demonstrations on how to paint watercolor flowers. Enjoy!

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TOP 10 TIPS for COPIC MARKERS!

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 17:58:15 +0000

In the following video, artist and youtube personality known as Jazza provides some great tips for working with the very vibrant and rich Copic Markers. You can Visit Jazza’s YouTube channel here for more awesome videos like the one below!

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Expressive Acrylic Landscape Painting Demonstration of an Italian Landscape by Patti Mollica

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:59:46 +0000

Paint along with Patti Mollica as she guides you through this country field acrylic painting demo from the Strathmore 2015 Online Workshop Series. Patti will show you how to explore various techniques, both traditional and non-traditional to paint in a style that is loose, free and playful. For more information on Patti, visit her website: […]

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Watercolor Painting Lessons with Angela Fehr – Learn about Brush Handling & Style

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:35:55 +0000

After many years of painting, I’ve developed ways to make the most casual brush stroke look artistic and effortless. The truth is, I’ve made that same stroke thousands of times to get it to look that way! Brush handling can say a lot about the artist and we’ll look at some ways to use your […]

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The Colored Pencil: Getting Started Right!

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 02:28:37 +0000

Janie Gildow’s drawing video download workshops provide a firm foundation to the colored pencil artist. In this drawing instruction video download, The Colored Pencil: Getting Started Right, you learn about the basics of drawing, including how to choose your pencils, erasers and papers. Janie Gildow shows you the proper grip for pressure control and exercises […]

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Learn how to Paint Flowers from Your Imagination!

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:58:32 +0000

Flowers from your imagination are the most beautiful kind! If you want to paint from your imagination, without a reference photo, but aren’t sure where to begin, Sandrine Pelissier’s painting techniques will show you the way. In the video download Painting Flowers from Imagination, Sandrine will teach you, and student Amy Jones, how to paint […]

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Artist Quotes – Pablo Picasso

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:47:29 +0000

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life” – Pablo Picasso

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Learn the Fundamentals of Drawing with these Awesome Free Video Tutorials from Brandon Schaefer!

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 18:29:25 +0000

Are you just getting started with drawing or perhaps need to brush up? Then you will definitely find the following videos extremely helpful. The videos below were created by artist Brandon Schaefer. There are 11 video lessons in total that include everything from choosing the right supplies to perspective and proportions. I hope you find […]

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Vincent Van Gogh Artist Quotes

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 19:10:29 +0000

“I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.” – Vincent Van Gogh

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Keeping it Loose with Watercolor

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 19:08:01 +0000

Learn how to keep your paintings loose and free with the following watercolor painting demonstrations. Let go and enjoy!

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William S. Burroughs

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:14:36 +0000

“Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact.” William S. Burroughs Artwork used in the above image was created by artist Graziano Origa. http://origa-punkartist.mayancaper.net

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Portraits in Charcoal with Nathan Fowkes

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:23:23 +0000

The following is an interview conducted by Bobby Chiu with the very talented artist Nathan Fowkes.  I have been a big fan of Nathan’s work for some time now so it was really nice to get to know him a bit better and to learn more about his techniques.   After watching the video interview, […]

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Glazing on Golden Leaf with Nancy Reyner

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:33:21 +0000

The following is a free 15 minute demonstration by artist Nancy Reyner on how to glaze color over gold or metal leaf with acrylic paint. You can find this technique in her book Acrylic Illuminations which I highly recommend. You will find a link to purchase the book below the video. Thank you for your […]

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Watercolor Painting Demonstration – Painting Lupines with a Wet in Wet Background by Angela Fehr

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 19:01:33 +0000

–> Click HERE to save 50% off Angela’s online course “Basic Techniques in Watercolor”! Or you can visit her site here to sign up for other courses Angela offers! Angela Fehr – Artist Statement   It’s been nineteen years since I first discovered watercolour, a shy teenager newly returned to Canada. During my teen years I’d lived […]

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Step by Step Oil Painting Demonstration – Peonies

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 18:28:28 +0000

Enjoy this step by step oil painting demonstration by artist Oleg Buiko as he paints some beautiful peonies! Visit the artists youtube channel here.

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How to Paint an Old Weathered Barn in Oils

Sat, 17 Dec 2016 19:53:31 +0000

Great little demo by artist Kevin Hill on painting a weathered barn in oils. Be sure to visit Kevin’s website here. He has some very affordable digital downloads and dvd’s for sale as well as paints, brushes and more! Visit his youtube channel here for more free video lessons like the one below. Enjoy!

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Free Acrylic Landscape Painting Demonstration

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:55:05 +0000

The following is a free step by step acrylic landscape painting demonstration by artist Robert Joyner. Visit Robert’s youtube channel here. Visit his Website here where you can view more of his work and learn more about him.

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How to Choose the Right Watercolor Painting Brushes

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:35:33 +0000

In the following video, artist Steve Mitchell from “The Mind of Watercolor” youtube channel discusses how to choose good watercolor painting brushes.  If you are a beginner or even experienced watercolor artist, you will find the following information very helpful.  Enjoy!  Be sure to support this artist and show your appreciation by visiting his YouTube channel […]

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Painting The Greens of Summer – Acrylic Landscape Painting Demonstration

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 19:28:24 +0000

In the following three part video tutorial, artist Will Kemp will demonstrate how to paint a copper pot using acrylic paint. Be sure to scroll down beyond the videos in the post below for more on Will Kemp and what he has to offer over on his website. He has some very helpful and affordable […]

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Painting Clouds and Skies with Palette Knife in Oils – Free Demonstration

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:00:00 +0000

This is a FREE video from the Online Palette Knife Painting Academy series with James Pratt. In this video, James will show you how to paint a basic sky and will discuss the different blues you can choose from. He will also paint a second canvas with a sky and some basic clouds. So, have […]

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Painting a White Rose in Oils Step by Step – Paint With Maz

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:10:47 +0000

Watch the very talented artist Marion Dutton, alson known as Maz, paint this beautiful white rose with oil paint. Full video tutorial. I hope you enjoy! Be sure to scroll down past the video below to visit Marion’s youtube page and website. Visit Marion’s YouTube Page Here Visit Her Website Here

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Acrylic Still Life Painting Tutorial – How to Paint a Copper Pot

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:45:48 +0000

In the following three part video tutorial, artist Will Kemp will demonstrate how to paint a copper pot using acrylic paint. Be sure to scroll down beyond the videos in the post below for more on Will Kemp and what he has to offer over on his website. He has some very helpful and affordable […]

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Cheap vs. Expensive Watercolor Paints

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 17:41:33 +0000

In the following video, artist Kelly Eddington compares a cheap set of Crayola Watercolor Paints with a professional, and rather expensive brand of Watercolor Paints calld Old Holland. Which paint will come out on top? Watch the video to find out! Visit Kelly’s YouTube Channel Here Visit Kelly’s Website Here

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Artist Spotlight – June Smith

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 17:47:49 +0000

Artist:  June Smith Title:  Winter Scene Medium: Acrylic Size: 8″x10″

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How to Draw a Beautiful Landscape with Soft Pastels

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 18:40:16 +0000

Join the Virtual Instructor as he paints this beautiful landscape using soft pastels. Visit Matt’s YouTube Channel Here Visit His Website Here

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John Bredl – Waves Demonstration

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 18:13:43 +0000

John Bredl is an Australian landscape artist from Renmark, South Australia. John is now based in Victoria’s beautiful Mornington Peninsula, where he is fondly known as ‘Brushman of the Bay’. John offers weekly painting classes and mentoring to any level of student. Full-day workshops are also available to students and corporate groups. Visit John’s YouTube […]

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Review of Daniel Smith Watercolors & Demo (Chinese Lanterns)

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 18:04:21 +0000

Visit Lindsay’s YouTube Channel Visit Lindsay’s Website

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Expressive Acrylic Painting Demonstration with Patti Mollica

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 19:01:01 +0000

Artist Patti Mollica guides you through this pears acrylic painting demo from the Strathmore 2015 Online Workshop Series. Visit the Strathmore Artist Papers YouTube Channel Here Visit Patti Mollica’s Website Here  

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Acrylic Still Life Painting Demonstration for Beginners

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 19:03:50 +0000

In the following step by step video demonstration, artist Will Kemp teaches how to paint a cherry still life with acrylics. Be sure to visit Will’s website when you are done watching.  The link is just below the video.  I hope you enjoy. Visit Will Kemp’s Website Here

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The Easiest Way to Paint a Realistic Watercolor Flower

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:15:35 +0000

In the following step by step video demo, The Watercolor Misfit demonstrates how she paints a realistic flower using watercolor. Visit the Artists YouTube Page here Visit her Website Here  

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Step by Step Oil Painting Demo – Flamenco Dancer

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 17:47:46 +0000

Watch artist Matt Abraxas paint a flamenco dancer with oils in this beautiful step by step video demonstration. This video courtesy of ArtTutor.com. Visit their youtube channel here Visit their website here

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How to Paint Red Grapes in Oils with Kelli Folsom

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:37:53 +0000

Here is a wonderful step by step oil painting demonstration by artist Kelli Folsom. In the video below, she demonstrates how she paints a red grape still life painting. Be sure to visit her youtube channel for more great s! tep by step tutorials. Visit her website here to learn more about Kelli and to view […]

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Acrylic Painting Demonstration of a Beautiful Peony Flower

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 19:20:59 +0000

Here is a step by step acrylic painting demonstration by artist Katie Jobling. In this demo, she paints a beautiful peony flower. This video tutorial is approximately 1 hour in length so grab a beverage or snack and enjoy the show. Visit Katie’s YouTube Channel Here Visit Katie’s Website Here

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Beautiful Abstract Acrylic Painting Demo Using Only Three Colors

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 16:21:31 +0000

In the following video artist Gerda Lipski creates a very beautiful abstract acrylic painting using only three colors. Visit her YouTube channel here for more awesome videos like the one above! Visit her website here

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Watercolor Techniques – Mixing Grays with Don Andrews

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 20:00:12 +0000

In the following free 2 part video lesson, artist Don Andrews teaches how to mix beautiful grays from blues and oranges and then demonstrates how to use those grays in a painting demonstration of a light house. The following 2 part watercolor lesson provided by Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff.  You can visit their YouTube channel […]

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Interesting Impasto Technique Using Dried Paint and Medium

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:28:30 +0000

Suzy Kitman – Impasto Technique Great technique using dried oil paint skins and impasto medium. Very interesting effect! Visit Suzy’s YouTube Channel Here Visit Suszy’s Website Here

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Color-Mixing for Portraits

Sat, 06 Aug 2016 19:17:08 +0000

In the following lesson, artist Brandon Schaefer demonstrates his process for mixing flesh tones for portrait painting.  Enjoy! Visit Brandon’s Site Visit Brandon’s YouTube Channel

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How to Make your Own Drawing Charcoal

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 20:04:18 +0000

In the following video Larry Vienneau teaches how to make your own drawing charcoal from scratch! Visit Larry’s YouTube Channel Here

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Artist Spotlight – Jason Vazquez

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:20:32 +0000

Artist Name:  Jason Vazquez Location: Yankton, S.D. Website: https://m.facebook.com/J.C.VazquezArt/ Title of Artwork: R.I.P Sweet Prince Medium: Oil on canvas Size of Artwork: 24×30″ Describe this Piece: My latest oil painting of a true legend. R.I.P Sweet Prince. Oil on canvas

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Free Watercolor Class – Expressive Loose Flowers

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:34:21 +0000

–> Click HERE to save 50% off Angela’s online course “Basic Techniques in Watercolor”!   Or you can visit her site here to sign up for other courses Angela offers! Angela Fehr – Artist Statement   It’s been nineteen years since I first discovered watercolour, a shy teenager newly returned to Canada. During my teen years I’d […]

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Birthday Sunflowers – Free Watercolor Class

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 21:51:12 +0000

The following is a free step by step watercolor painting class taught by artist Lindsay Weirich . Visit Lindsay’s YouTube Channel Here Visit Lindsay’s Website Here

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Some basic hand eye control and abstract dimensional forms exercises

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 19:01:54 +0000

These and the other practice exercises are part of the weekly drawing exercise regime for Dynamic Drawing with Salgood Sam at Syn Studio. http://dd.salgoodsam.com/ Do these at least Twice a week during the course. Visit the Artist’s Website Here Visit the Artist’s YouTube Channel Here

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How to Draw Better Lines

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 18:23:09 +0000

In the following video lesson, artist Wei Ho shares some great tips on how to improve the quality of your lines in drawing. Visit Wei’s YouTube channel here Visit Wei’s Website here

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Fluid & Loose Watercolor – Cornflowers & Lilies

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 20:20:23 +0000

Starting with a blank sheet of paper, Angela Fehr demonstrates one approach to fluid and expressive watercolor floral painting, using complementary colors to create a vibrant painting. –> Click HERE to save 50% off Angela’s online course “Basic Techniques in Watercolor”! Or you can visit her site here to sign up for other courses Angela offers! Angela […]

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Drawing with Energy

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 18:12:21 +0000

Great tutorial on how to draw with more energy by sinixdesign. Visit the artists YouTube page

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5 Tips for Better Drawings

Sat, 02 Jul 2016 22:34:58 +0000

In the following video lesson, artist Will Terrell shares 5 tips on how to create better drawings. Visit Will’s YouTube Channel Visit Will’s Website

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Easy Acrylic Painting Tutorial – Impressionist Trees – Free Lesson

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 18:38:57 +0000

Below is a free step by step acrylic painting demonstration by artist Angela Anderson. I hope you enjoy! Visit Angela’s YouTube Channel Visit Angela’s Website

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5 Beginner Watercolor Mistakes to Avoid

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 21:05:35 +0000

In the following video, Artist Jennifer Branch shares her top 5 beginner watercolor painting mistakes that every beginner should be careful to avoid. Visit Jennifer’s YouTube Channel Here Visit Jennifer’s Websites: http://paintingwatercolor.com http://jenniferbranch.com  

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How to Take Easily Care of Your Oil Painting Brushes

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:13:56 +0000

Here is an interesting video lesson created by Artist Mark Carder on how to he cares for his oil painting brushes. Visit Mark’s YouTube Channel Here Visit his websites by following the links below: http://www.drawmixpaint.com http://www.markcarder.com

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Pencil Drawing Techniques

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 17:40:30 +0000

This video was created by Artist Bobby Chiu. I have been following Bobby for some time now and he is a very talented artist and amazing teacher.   You can learn more about him by visiting his Websites below. Bobby and his friends teach at..  Follow him on Instagram Facebook YouTube

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Glazing in Oil – Tips and Demonstration

Wed, 25 May 2016 16:54:09 +0000

This video was created by Florent Farges. Visit his YouTube Channel Here Visit his Website Here

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Stephen Silver The Art of Seeing

Wed, 18 May 2016 17:06:31 +0000

Visit Stephen’s YouTube Page Visit Stephen’s Website  

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Beautiful Watercolor Portrait Painting Demonstration by Artist Yong Chen

Mon, 09 May 2016 17:38:59 +0000

Watch artist Yong Chen create this beautiful portrait painting of a little boy in watercolor. Visit Yong’s YouTube Channel Here Visit Yong’s Website Here

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How to Get Better at Drawing

Fri, 06 May 2016 17:59:56 +0000

Created by Artist Mark Crilley. Visit his youtube channel here Visit his website here Purchase Mark’s books on Amazon

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THE MYSTERY OF PICASSO (ENGSUBS)1956

Mon, 02 May 2016 17:38:55 +0000

The Mystery of PIcasso is a French film created in 1956.  It was directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot.  This film invites the viewer to look over the artists shoulder and watch as he creates a series of drawings and paintings.  If you are a fan of PIcasso or fine art, this is one you should not miss.  Enjoy! Embedded […]

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Artist Spotlight – Ray Lee

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 18:47:05 +0000

Name: Ray Lee Location: Australia Title of Artwork: Blonde Medium: Graphite Size of Artwork: A4 Describe this Piece: Female Blonde Portrait

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How To Draw Flowers – Draw A Lily Flower Easy Step By Step

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 18:16:22 +0000

Great video tutorial from artist G. Tal on how to easily draw a lily flower in pen and ink. Visit her YouTube Channel Here Visit her Website Here

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Pen and Ink Drawing Tutorial – How to Shade Basic Forms

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 18:30:29 +0000

In the following video tutorial, artist Alphonso Dunn demonstrates how to shade basic geometric forms using pen and ink. See more of Alphonso’s videos over at his Youtube Channel.

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Paint Along with Larry Hamilton – Watercolor “Diamond In The Rough” and “Glacier Lake”

Sat, 09 Apr 2016 18:06:37 +0000

This is a video recorded live from one of my recent You Tube Broadcasts, There are two paintings, one of an old 1950’s vintage Diamond T truck and a second painting of mountain scene with a glacier moving toward a lake. Visit Larry’s Website Here Visit His YouTube Channel Here

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A Workshop in Tonal Drawing by artist Mark Vazquez-Mackay

Tue, 29 Mar 2016 17:17:15 +0000

Visual artist, Mark Vazquez-Mackay presents a workshop on creating a tonal drawing with charcoal at the Alberta College of Art and Design. Mark instructs a number of courses at the college in the Department of Continuing Education: Drawing I & II, Self Portraiture, Oil Painting I, and Figure Painting. To learn more about ACAD’s continuing […]

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Golden Acrylic – Layering Acrylic Colour

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 17:47:44 +0000

Using GOLDEN gels and pastes to build artistic layers. Techniques using Hard Molding Paste with stencils, Glass Bead Gel, Fluid Acrylics, Airbrush Acrylics, Crackle Paste and more. Video provided by Jackson’s Art Supplies To purchase Golden Acrylics please visit http://www.jacksonsart.com

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How to Draw a Realistic Eye with Colored Pencil

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 20:00:21 +0000

Visit http://thevirtualinstructor.com/how-t… for a more detailed breakdown of this tutorial. Learn how to draw a realistic eye with colored pencils in this tutorial that uses Prismacolor Premier pencils.

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Artist Spotlight – Daniel McGowan

Wed, 16 Mar 2016 17:45:48 +0000

Artist Name: Daniel McGowan Location: United Kingdom Title of Artwork: Scarlet Medium: Acrylic three colours Size of Artwork: A3 Describe this piece: Direct brush, no pre drawing using three colours Click Image For Larger View

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Drawing with your Eraser

Sat, 12 Mar 2016 18:34:25 +0000

In this episode of Aaron’s Art Tips, Aaron shows you how to use your eraser as an effective drawing tool when working in charcoal. Watch as Aaron brings a female lowland gorilla to life. Visit Aaron’s YouTube Channel Here Visit Aaron’s Website Here

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Painting with Princeton Catalyst Blades and Wedges

Fri, 11 Mar 2016 20:19:13 +0000

Artists Baila Miller and Jean Nerenberg talk about the various ways they use Catalyst Blades and Wedges in their paintings. These unique tools have allowed them to discover new ways of applying paint which has shaped their painting technique and imagery. For details about Catalyst Blades and Wedges, follow this link to the Blick Art […]

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All sorts – A Watercolour Demonstration

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 18:27:29 +0000

About John Fisher I was born and educated in England, graduating from the Luton School of Arts (now Barnfield College) in 1945. It was my hope to become a graphic artist, but at the end of the Second World War returning service men and women had first crack at the few jobs available, and rightly […]

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20 Ways YOU can Become a Better Artist Starting Right Now

Wed, 23 Dec 2015 19:26:16 +0000

I made a commitment to myself the other day that I would focus more time on improving my skills in hopes of becoming a better artist.   Through research and personal experience, I came up with the following.  I hope you find this helpful.  If you have anything you would like to add, please do so […]

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Artist Spotlight – Nancy Talley

Sun, 20 Dec 2015 20:08:33 +0000

Artist Name – Nancy Talley Location – Ventura, CA Title of Artwork – Two Trees Medium – Watercolor Size of Artwork – 5″7″ Describe this Piece – Two trees in a city “monument” The reason I took watercolor classes was so I could paint these trees.

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Getting the Light Right: The Power of the Color Study

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 19:12:02 +0000

About Mitchell Albala Mitchell Albala is the author of the best-selling “Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice” (Watson-Guptill, 2009). He also hosts a popular landscape painting blog at blog.mitchalbala.com. Mitchell currently teaches in the Seattle area at Gage Academy of Art, Pacific Northwest Art School, and ArtEast; and in Italy at Arte Umbria. He has […]

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The Most Important Watercolor Principle

Thu, 05 Nov 2015 22:15:12 +0000

This is the technique I would use if I had just one opportunity to teach watercolor, if you were here in my studio in beautiful Northern British Columbia, I would want to share this one watercolor principle with you, if we just had a few minutes, this is what we would cover. And that is, all about the water. Here is one of my painting buckets. Water is the key to everything in watercolor and hence the name....

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Watercolor Still Life Demonstration – “Garlic & Copper”

Thu, 22 Oct 2015 20:59:25 +0000

About John Fisher I was born and educated in England, graduating from the Luton School of Arts (now Barnfield College) in 1945. It was my hope to become a graphic artist, but at the end of the Second World War returning service men and women had first crack at the few jobs available, and rightly […]

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Step by Step Colored Pencil Portrait Drawing

Sat, 17 Oct 2015 17:16:56 +0000

Veronica Winters “The challenge of raising a child or cooking a healthy pot of food for a family was almost never as hard as painting a human being or mixing the right hues, evoking my emotions and thoughts onto canvases. It’s not enough to paint stories realistically, which is a long learning curve on its […]

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Watercolor Lesson from a Master

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 18:15:01 +0000

The following is a watercolor demonstration of a city scene by master watercolor artist Joseph Zbukvic. There are some valuable tips and techniques shared in this video so be sure and pay attention. I hope you enjoy. A big thanks to Graeme Stevenson (Colour in Your Life) for sharing this wonderful video. Visit his YouTube […]

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Essential Acrylic Painting Tips for Beginners

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 18:42:01 +0000

How to Keep Acrylic Paint Wet for Longer Periods of Time To keep your paint wet for longer periods of time you can: Use a special kind of acrylic paint from Golden called “Open Acrylics”. These paints are designed to stay wet and workable for longer periods of time, even outdoors. Keep a spray bottle […]

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Acrylic Painting Tip – How Long do Acrylic Paints Take to Dry?

Thu, 17 Sep 2015 18:27:04 +0000

We receive a great deal of questions each month from our visitors and subscribers.  One of the more frequently asked questions is “How long does acrylic paint take to dry?”.  It is impossible to give an exact time as drying time depends on several factors:  brand of paint being used, the support it is applied to, humidity levels, […]

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How to Thin Acrylic Paint

Tue, 15 Sep 2015 20:26:28 +0000

There will inevitably come a time when you will need to thin down your acrylic paint.  Now there are only two choices when you need to thin your paint; you can mix your paint with water or you can use a medium.  Since acrylic paint is a water based medium, water is ok to use as […]

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Artist Spotlight – Randy Burns

Tue, 15 Sep 2015 17:23:09 +0000

Name: Randy Burns Location: Dyersburg, Tn Website: randy-burns.artistwebsites.com Title of Artwork: The Imminence of Darkness Medium: Acrylic Size of Artwork: 16 x 20″ Describe this Piece: A brilliant glow fills the landscape as the setting sun paints its vision of the surrounding beauty. Click Image for Larger View

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How to Create a Color Wheel

Fri, 11 Sep 2015 19:35:16 +0000

In order to become a good artist, you need to have a good working knowledge of color. This includes an understanding of color theory and color mixing. A great first exercise in your journey toward mastering color is to create your own color wheel. This is not only a great exercise, but it will also […]

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Artist Spotlight – Maria Wikstrom

Fri, 04 Sep 2015 19:16:06 +0000

Artist Name: Maria Wikstgrom Location: Kungsbacka, Sweden Website: Galleri Maria Wikström Title of Artwork: The Health Game Medium: Acrylics Size of Artwork: 30×30 Describe This Piece: I love painting still lives. It gives me opportunity to focus on form, colour and depth as well as contrasts. This one is a reminder of how fragile life […]

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Oil Painting Demonstration – Black Clydesdale – Classical Method

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:00:13 +0000

About the Artist Carrie L. Lewis has been drawing and painting for over 35 years. Her interest in art began very early, with parents providing crayons and paper. She sold her first horse portrait at the age of seventeen and has been painting beautifully detailed portraits of horses for clients all over the United States […]

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Artist Spotlight – Charles Van Horn

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:14:02 +0000

Artist Name: Charles Van Horn Location: New York Website: www.chuckvanhorn.com Title of Artwork: Fishermen of Kerala Medium: Watercolor Size of Artwork: 22” X 30” Describe this Piece: Fishermen from Kerala fighting the surf to get beyond the breakwaters to drop their nets (Click Image for Larger View)

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Artist Spotlight – Ralph Serpe

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 17:22:25 +0000

Artist Name:  Ralph Serpe Title of Artwork:  Untitled Dimensions of Artwork:  20×23 Support:  Cardboard Medium:  Acrylic and Charcoal (Click image for larger view)  

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Green Bottles – A Watercolor Demo

Sat, 15 Aug 2015 18:11:42 +0000

About John Fisher I was born and educated in England, graduating from the Luton School of Arts (now Barnfield College) in 1945. It was my hope to become a graphic artist, but at the end of the Second World War returning service men and women had first crack at the few jobs available, and rightly […]

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Artist Spotlight – Sandy

Sat, 01 Aug 2015 17:56:55 +0000

Name: Sandy Location: Las Vegas, NV Website: http://2-sanda-stone.artistwebsites.com/ Title of Artwork: Green Door Medium: Watercolor Size: 11×15 Describe this Piece: A worn door, peeling green paint with rusty lock and keys Click Image to Enlarge

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Paint Along With Larry Hamilton – Watercolor Demonstration

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 21:22:24 +0000

Larry is a retired Computer Executive. Now developing his artistic skills painting oil and watercolor paintings, teaching both to students and creating free You Tube painting demonstrations for students and the public. Visit His Website Here Visit His Youtube Channel Here “Montana Fly Fishing” Watercolor Painting Demo This is a painting of a scene from […]

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Colored Pencil Drawing Demonstration – Palomino Arabian Filly

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 20:51:52 +0000

About the Artist Carrie L. Lewis has been drawing and painting for over 35 years. Her interest in art began very early, with parents providing crayons and paper. She sold her first horse portrait at the age of seventeen and has been painting beautifully detailed portraits of horses for clients all over the United States […]

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How to Turn Your Artwork Into Museum-Quality Prints

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:51:22 +0000

Are your art pieces hanging on your wall or stored away being enjoyed by no one? Would you like to have a stylish gallery with luxurious stretched canvas prints (like these) of your treasured pieces but can’t afford one? It is a pity to keep your inspiring artwork hidden from society, after you poured soul […]

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Color Mixing Basics with Richard Robinson

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 20:56:51 +0000

Richard Robinson is the Webmaster of LivePaintingLessons.com where you will find a range of video painting lessons suited for beginner AND advanced painters ranging from painting beaches and skies, to waterfalls, lakes and mountains, light and atmosphere, still life, color and more. My absolute favorite product of Richard’s is his course on Mastering Color. It’s a  DVD […]

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